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Sue Nail
CE Software, Inc.
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QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh Public Preview Version Now Available
New upgrade adds OS 8.5 compatibility, improved interface, 50 new features and performance boost for leading Macintosh automation software

West Des Moines, Iowa, March 3, 1999-- CE Software, Inc. today announced that a free "preview" version of the new QuicKeys 4.0 is now available for download and evaluation from its Web site. The latest upgrade to CE Softwareís popular automation software, QuicKeys 4.0 features compatibility with Mac OS 8.5, more than 50 new automation capabilities, an updated interface, completely revised documentation and several other improvements. QuicKeys 4.0 is scheduled to ship in the next 60 days.

"As a long-time QuicKeys addict, I'm looking forward to this next revision," said Sharon Steuer, QuicKeys expert and author of The Illustrator WOW! Book. "Whenever ëActionsí don't work in PhotoShop or Illustrator, I turn to QuicKeys. There are so many repetitive tasks that only it can do, and version 4.0ís easier shortcut creation makes QuicKeys even more indispensable!"

Long the industry-leading productivity tool for the Macintosh, QuicKeysí new version 4.0 features the following improvements:
-- Compatibility with Mac OS 8.5.
-- Ten new QuicKeys plug-ins that prime QuicKeys for use with the Web, Internet E-mail and the Macintosh desktop.
-- New Setup Assistants for easier shortcut creation.
-- Completely updated, non-modal Editor interface with type-to support.
-- New contextual menus for creating shortcuts.
-- Improved toolbars with drag-and-drop functionality for launching programs and documents.
-- Full integration with Mac OS 8.5ís Appearance Manager themes.
-- Enhanced reliability and performance.
-- All-new printed manual and continued free telephone technical support.
-- Plus many additional improvements.

Fred Terry, QuicKeys expert and author of The Automatic Mac, said: "A new version of QuicKeys that makes it even easier to send E-mail, reformat text from messages, and retrieve Web pages and files will be welcome given the release of the Internet-centric iMac and System 8.5. I canít wait for version 4.0." .


Pricing and Availability
Scheduled to ship in the next 60 days, QuicKeys 4.0 for Macintosh will be available direct from CE Software at (800) 523-7638. Suggested retail price for the upgrade is $35.95 for registered users of QuicKeys 3.5 or later, $49.95 for registered users of QuicKeys 3.0.1 or earlier, and $14.95 for registered users of QuicKeys PowerPak. Advance orders are being accepted now.

CE Software, Inc.
For more than a decade, CE Software, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CE SOFTWARE HOLDINGS, INC. (NASDAQ SC Symbol: CESH), has developed automation utilities and E-mail software that save time and boost productivity for millions of Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Mac OS users. For more information: (515) 221-1801 or www.cesoft.com.

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